GrrlShit

Like you wouldn't even believe

newwavefeminism:

throughthewildblue:

You cannot buy electronics with food stamps. You cannot buy cigarettes with food stamps. You cannot buy pet food with food stamps. You cannot withdraw money with an EBT card (food stamps).

Do you know what else you can’t buy with food stamps? Shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, tinfoil, plastic sandwich bags, toothpaste, cleaning products, tampons, pads, over the counter medications (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.), and anything else you can think of that you cannot physically ingest for nutritional purposes.

Do you know what you can buy with food stamps? Food.

Do you know what it’s like to scrounge for change to buy non-edible necessities, use a credit card and EBT card (food stamps) during the same transaction, and then have the person in line behind you judge you for buying the ingredients to make a birthday cake?

People who disseminate false information about food stamps have never had to use food stamps.

Reblogging again. snap recipients are the subject of some of the most self righteous, ignorant vitriol

(Quelle: sandandglass)

haiweewicci:

barbarascomicaweek:

Musings about all the things that have been happening this week…we keep getting left out more and more it seems…
The first panel is just a little story my grandma used to tell me…
I’m not saying we still don’t have to deal with that same type of racism but I’m worried about the fact that if we don’t get representation we’ll just disappear…

I love your comic.  The first panel really smacked me in the face, my grandpa told me about growing up feeling like a dog because of those signs.  This is important, this tells a story.  The century changes, the narrative does not.

haiweewicci:

barbarascomicaweek:

Musings about all the things that have been happening this week…we keep getting left out more and more it seems…

The first panel is just a little story my grandma used to tell me…

I’m not saying we still don’t have to deal with that same type of racism but I’m worried about the fact that if we don’t get representation we’ll just disappear…

I love your comic.  The first panel really smacked me in the face, my grandpa told me about growing up feeling like a dog because of those signs.  This is important, this tells a story.  The century changes, the narrative does not.

(via dentonsocialists)

thepeoplesrecord:

Largest anti-fracking rally in California history draws thousands
March 17, 2014

They came in their thousands from across the Sunshine State. On Saturday, the largest anti-fracking rally and protest in California’s history took place in the state capital of Sacramento.

The message to California Gov. Jerry Brown was simple: act now to ban fracking.

The rally, which was organized by Californians Against Fracking and some 80 environmental and health organizations, such as Oil Change International (OCI) and 350.org.

Protestors were young and old, united in their opposition to fracking. One group of grandmothers sang: “We don’t want your fracking turning all our water brown, Take your freakin’ frackin’ drills or we will shut you down! Hydro-FRAC-turing just sucks.”

“Governor Brown has positioned himself as a climate champion, and we want to make it clear that as he decides whether to green light a massive expansion of fracking in California, his legacy is on the line,” said rally organizer Zack Malitz

David Turnbull, campaigns director at OCI warned Gov. Brown he would be “foolish to ignore,” the growing movement against fracking in the State. “The Governor can choose to stand with these concerned Californians and stop fracking in our state, or he can continue to stand with Big Oil,” Turnbull said.

Two days previously environmental groups had released a report warning that oil companies areincreasing California’s earthquake risk by fracking, which is especially pertinent given the active fault lines of California.

The report concluded that a boom in fracking in California would worsen the danger of earthquakes, by greatly increasing oil wastewater production and underground injection. Extracting the Monterey Shale’s oil in the state could produce almost 9 trillion gallons of contaminated wastewater, the report estimates. That could expose California to a surge in damaging earthquakes like those seen in other states. (Last week I blogged about how one frack well in Ohio has been suspended due to small quakes.)

“This isn’t rocket science,” said one of the report’s authors, Jhon Arbelaez from EarthWorks. “We’ve known for decades that wastewater injection increases earthquake risk. Since Gov. Brown resolutely refuses to learn from other communities’ experience with fracking across the country, our only option to protect California families is to prevent fracking altogether.”

And that certainly was the message at Saturday’s rally.

“People need to know what fracking looks like,” said Rodrigo Romo, one activist from the heavily fracked region of Shafter, CA. “In the Central Valley there is no buffer between fracking sites and our community; there are wells next-door to schools and agricultural land. It is time for our decision makers to listen to us and stop fracking.”

Source
PhotosCorrine Koster and Rae Breaux

(Quelle: thepeoplesrecord)